The new machine doesn't have a 1/4 inch foot, but a couple years ago I ordered one that was a snap on. So I got that installed and the 1/4 inch seams are being stitched.I had a gallon tub full of 2 inch squares all cut and ready to be paired up and stitched. I dumped it out on the desk and started to stitch this morning. I probably got 35- 4-patches sewn up in about two hours.
I dug out my 1.5 inch strips that I had cut and started stitching Court House Steps around the 4-patches. This Court House Steps blocks are more color saturated than some. I used colors for both sides. Some use neutrals on the opposite side of the colors they use. I also coordinated the strip in families of the two colors I pick out of the 4-patches.
This needs squaring up, but for the most part is all ready to be stitched into rows. The colors are striking with the colored centers.
2 inch blocks sewn into 4-patches and make sure they are square. 1.5 inch strips are used in the steps. They are squared up between layers of stitching.
This will be a colorful quilt when I get the blocks done. I can cut more strips to meet the colors of the 4-patches and be color coordinating the blocks for variety.
This is a very scrappy look and yet it is made from already cut pieces I have already cut. Just grab and stitch. This is my kinda of stitching because I don't have to stop and cut pieces to make everything match. I have variety already cut.
I am going to challenge myself to get some more stitching done this evening and also tomorrow. Maybe I will have some more of this stitched up when you visit tomorrow. Chris